A 67-year-old woman, Mrs. Florence Popoola, of Araromi Quarters, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, yesterday revealed her ordeal in the hands of a five-man gang of kidnappers who held her captive for four days. Popoola and those fingered in her abduction were presented to journalists by the state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe.
The suspects are Adeoye Sunday (30), Adeusi Dare (26), Ogunlayi Seun (25), Bamigboye Damilola (27) and Ojo Tope (32). Popoola said that but for the prompt payment of ransom of N1.5 million, the gang would have killed her.
The victim said she was forcibly driven away from her house in her Nissan car to a thick bush in Awo-Ekiti. She was also forced to sleep in an open place, fed with soured rice, defecated and vomited at the same spot in those four days she was held in captivity. According to her, the suspects seized her phone and drove out of Ikere via Ilawe to Awo, where she was held in captivity. She said: “They stopped at a place in the bush, called my children and asked to start looking for money. They asked my children to pay N1.5 million for my freedom. Read more